Workshop Handmade Christmas – Paper & Yarn

What a great day yesterday in our workshop handmade Christmas – Paper and yarn.

Lots of lovely ladies, some new attendees and some ladies who have been before.

This time we were fortified by Chocolate chip cake and tea.

Many paper items were made by all and we all did a bit of crochet in the afternoon.

I certainly had a great day showing them all.

Knitted and Crocheted Garden exhibition

There has been an exhibition going around the UK.  The exhibition is of garden scenes and flowers. It is a community project and as the exhibition has travelled around more pieces have been added. The work started life in Bournemouth and has grown and travelled widely. Information about the project is on this blog  http://bloomingmarvellous1.blogspot.co.uk/

The exhibition came to Durlston Castle this month, so  Jane Colquhoun and I spent thursday afternoon as guardians of the exhibition.  We met many of visitors and also some of the contributors.

The whole afternoon was very busy and we had a great time.

All my pictures are on Flickr, but here a few tasters.

New tea cosy

My partner hates tea cosies and he hates with a vengeance my current tea cosy so it was time for a new one.

We  also we want a ‘show and tell’ pattern that’s used crochet & decreasing for our next crochet workshop.  It took a couple of evenings to make and a  knit & natter session with Jane and Julie  to finish it off.

The wool for cosy came from someone who had a clear out and was  a DK that is not made any more .  The flowers were made from Noro which were some of the left overs from my crochet scarf

Old Tea Cosy

Old Tea CosyNew Tea Cosy

New tea Cosy

                                                                           

 


Hanging ButterflyFlowers

Learn to crochet workshop – 21/01/2012

We had another Learn to Crochet day on Saturday.

It was a long tiring day but at the end of the day another 7 ladies left us having learnt how to crochet.

One of our ladies brought in homemade cheese scone (Thank You) and the cake for the day was Beetroot cake- which was great. (Thank you Jane’s mum)